This day in history: Nov. 14

1380

King Charles VI of France is crowned at just 12 years old.

1834

Mathematical physicist William Thomson is admitted to Glasgow University at 10 years old.

1851

“Moby Dick” by Herman Melville is published in the U.S. through Harper and Brothers.

1888

USC Trojans, formerly known as the USC Methodists, participate in their first football game.

1910

The first airplane flight from the deck of a ship occurs in Norfolk, Virginia.

1965

The U.S. government sends 90,000 soldiers to Vietnam.

1990

A typhoon hits the Philippines and kills 110 people.

1997

Disney’s “Lion King” sets a Broadway record for selling $2,700,000 daily.

2016

A magnitude 7.8 earthquake affects Kaikoura, New Zealand and kills two people. Over $1.8 billion in insurance claims were received as a result.

2018

Edward Hopper sells his painting “Chop Suey” for a record $92 million at an auction in New York.

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